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A packed B.C. Legislature has been teeming with debate over controversial bills, including the reinstitution of the death penalty and a ban on aggressive dog breeds. But it wasn’t MLAs filling the seats of the legislature. For five days, 95 people aged 16 to 21 descended on Victoria for the 84th annual B.C. Youth Parliament, a model organization that serves as a political training ground for engaged students. “We debate legislation, present legislation to the members that is important to our organization. It frames the (activities of our) organization throughout the year,” said Sarah O’Connor, Premier of BCYP. Originally from Lytton, O’Connor now lives in Victoria and works as a legislative assistant. She credits her early years with the youth parliament as a catalyst for her enthusiasm for politics. “It’s an amazing experience. You learn so much, you gain so much real knowledge and confidence,” she said, standing in the lobby of the legislature before session. The parliament runs like any other, as legislation is tabled, debated and passed. Members are free to propose amendments, and they hone their public speaking skills quickly in a room full of non-partisan peers. O’Connor sympathized with many of the students who were participating for the first time this year. “I remember it being terrifying, so overwhelming,” she said. “You’re in the chambers, there are people who look and are a lot older than you, who are more confident than you, and you’re sitting in the back just trembling. But it’s an amazing experience.” PLEASE SEE: Youth engaged, Page A4

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The idea has been in the works for more than a year, but in February, Victoria will replace one of its weekly garbage pickups with a green-bin compost pickup. City estimates peg the compostable amount of what people put in their garbage at about 30 per cent.

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ucky ’13? Maybe for some, but for the most part, Victoria and Esquimalt residents are expecting a steady-asshe-goes 2013. The forecast calls for flat economic growth, but there are always things to be optimistic about in our communities. Take the growth in the shipbuilding and marine repair business expected at Victoria Shipyards in Esquimalt, for example. Or the fact that in the City of Victoria residents who haven’t done backyard composting will be

able to recycle their organics without much effort. Movement toward further improvement of the Victoria Police Department’s relationship with Esquimalt could also find a spot on the positive side of the ledger. Beginning on Page A3, readers can find our checklist of 13 of the top stories we expect to cover over the next 12 months. You might want to tuck away this issue of the News and compare it to what really happened, come December.

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In the coming weeks, the City of Victoria will pin down a fixed-price contract with PCL – the firm selected to build the new Johnson Street Bridge. The process is all behind closed doors for now, but Mayor Dean Fortin has expressed confidence the contract will Budget crunch time come within the city’s $92.8-million means more cuts budget. There’s been talk, talk and more talk The advantage of the fixed-price on how to cut the city’s budget. Now contract is that any cost overruns will is the time for action. By spring, fall to PCL, rather than council must finalize about $1.6 taxpayers. million in cuts to keep its promise The specifics of of holding annual property tax the timeline will be increases to 3.25 per cent. determined by this Ideas include freezing managers’ contract, but in general, salaries and capping the annual expect to see crews on library and police budget increases site come spring. at two per cent. By this fall, the city will These measures might do the move ahead with another trick for the 2013 budget, but more aspect of the bridge drastic measures are needed for project – the planning of Dean Fortin 2014 and 2015. a new park in Vic West at is confident Council’s job is to approve the west entrance. bridge project an additional $3 million in cuts The new bridge will be will come in between now and 2015. Some other built to the north of the on budget. options being considered include existing structure, thus automating city parking lots and freeing .40 hectares of replacing annual flowers with perennials land where the S-curve road now sits. that require less maintenance. Council has indicated it wants the new Come March, a consultant will bring park to feature public amenities that will forward its recommendations for a draw people from all over the city. shakeup of the organization, with an eye to streamlining processes and finding Will stormwater utility further savings. Victoria was first municipality to approve secondary suites in the region and will be first out the gate on this progressive initiative too. The stormwater utility charges property owners based on how much rain they send down the drain. It’s meant

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British Columbia Youth Parliament Premier Sarah O’Connor, left, of Victoria, and Burns Lake’s Allie Dickson, Leader of the Opposition, stand in front of the B.C. legislature last week, before the first sitting of the 84th Youth Parliament.

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Allie Dickson is in her fifth and final year with the youth parliament. Serving as opposition leader, she hails from from Burns Lake and goes to university in Prince George. “It’s a life-altering experience,� said the 20 year old. “Before, I was very shy and didn’t know how to public speak at all. (By) my second year, I was defending legislation and in the third year, I was defending acts. And now I’m the leader of the opposition.� The application process involves submitting a personal statement and doing a minimum number of hours of volunteer work in the community. Around 140 applicants vied for the 95 spots from six regions across B.C. The charitable organization is kept afloat by its many alumni, including

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Currently, the Victoria Regional Transit Commission is made up of seven elected officials, including the mayors of Victoria, Saanich, Esquimalt, Sidney and Colwood, and councillors from Saanich and Victoria.

Sewage treatment plan picking up steam In the first half of 2013, the Capital Regional District will hire an independent commission of experts who will oversee the region’s $783-million secondary sewage treatment project. The external team includes professionals in the areas of wastewater engineering, business and finance, environmental science, archaeology, community planning and First Nations consultation. CRD directors have been vying for at least one spot on the commission, but the provincial government is unlikely to budge on this funding stipulation.

The project will go through a planning phase in the next year. Partnerships B.C. will provide advice and expertise as the CRD prepares to accept construction bids for various components, beginning with the wastewater treatment facility at McLoughlin Point. Groundbreaking won’t take place at the site until 2014. Expect pushback to continue from the Association for Responsible and Environmentally Sustainable Sewage Treatment (ARESST), as well as dissenting CRD directors like Saanich Coun. Vic Derman and Esquimalt Mayor Barb Desjardins.

VicPD’s role in Esquimalt moulded into shape The policing saga between Victoria and Esquimalt continues in 2013. After Esquimalt was forced to swallow its pride and stick with VicPD over the preferred switch to RCMP in July 2012, a negotiated framework agreement has been underway for several months, overseen by provincial mediator Lee Doney. While no deadline is set for a finalized agreement, Esquimalt Mayor Barb Desjardins has hinted the terms could become a foundational document for eventual regional policing amalgamation. In negotiations, Desjardins will be insisting her vice-chair status on the Victoria Police Board be

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The former CPR Steamship building has already started taking its new shape on the Inner Harbour. The Robert Bateman Centre, with a gallery and educational components, will open in 2013. upgraded to co-chair alongside Victoria Mayor Dean Fortin. Also at issue is the number of VicPD officers dedicated to Esquimalt, as well as the allimportant funding formula for both municipalities to cover policing costs. VicPD and the police board will also likely see a name change to reflect Esquimalt as an equal partner, one major sticking point that prompted the province to order a review of the policing arrangement, which stretches

Tree chipping in Esquimalt The Kiwanis Club of Esquimalt is accepting Christmas trees the next two weekends as part of its annual fundraiser for youth projects. From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Jan 5 and 6, and Jan. 12 and 13, expired trees will be accepted for chipping by donation behind Archie Browning Sports Centre. The mulch will be used in the township’s public areas. dpalmer@vicnews.com

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Life after wax museum begins for CPR Building With the Greater Victoria Harbour Authority taking over management of the iconic Inner

Harbour structure, the public will be keeping an eye on the redevelopment of the former Royal London Wax Museum space and others in the building. The harbour authority has already leased space on three floors for a new Robert Bateman interactive gallery, education centre and retail store. The goal is to find a destination restaurant for the remaining large street level space, and other remaining areas not utilized by the Bateman facility. Through a 2010 agreement with the GVHA, the Esquimalt and Songhees First Nations benefit financially from any new business venture undertaken by the authority. The aboriginal partners will also play a role in determining First Nations art for the site, and are expected to take advantage of retail and/or performance art opportunities on the building’s causeway level. The target opening date for the Bateman Centre is spring 2013.

Is cruise business really shrinking? After recording its busiest cruise ship season to date in 2012, the Greater Victoria Harbour Authority expects 12 fewer ships scheduled to tie up at Victoria’s Ogden Point berths this year. PLEASE SEE: Looking ahead, Page A10


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Tread carefully into new year While many sub-plots will surface in 2013, a potential provincial government change and the return to a two-pronged sales taxation system may have the greatest impact on Capital Region residents. We can expect the B.C. Liberals, using their advantageous position as the party with the ability to make funding announcements – new or simply restated – to keep the pedal to the metal playing catchup to the NDP in advance of the provincial election in May. Facing major budget challenges like all municipal governments, school boards and other public bodies, the Liberals have a tough job to deliver on promises of a brighter future for British Columbians – especially with experts forecasting flat growth for B.C. One area where Greater Victoria will see the seeds of growth, however, is in the shipbuilding and ship repair industry. The development of Seaspan’s facilities in Esquimalt and increased capacity at Victoria Shipyards parallel the training of prospective workers at the nearby Industrial Marine Training and Applied Research Centre. All of us will be affected by the switch back from the 12 per cent harmonized sales tax to the combination of provincial sales tax (seven per cent) and GST (five per cent). While some estimates put household expenses at around $350 higher annually under HST, it remains to be seen whether consumers will save that much money after the change is implemented. People who eat out often may realize the most savings, as the food service industry goes back to charging GST only. Another brighter note is that despite the gloomy predictions, shopping options continue to expand for those with money to spend. Not only does Uptown continue to lease new retail space, the Hillside Centre expansion is moving along, and changes are afoot at Tillicum Mall, with Target coming on board. Like many consumers, however, independent shops and chain stores in other retail centres in places like the West Shore and downtown Victoria hope to hang on and stay positive through an uncertain 2013, as the economy shuffles forward. What do you think? Give us your comments by e-mail: editor@vicnews.com or fax 250-386-2624. All letters must have a name and a telephone number for verification. The Victoria News is a member of the British Columbia Press Council, a self-regulatory body governing the province’s newspaper industry. The council considers complaints from the public about the conduct of member newspapers. If talking with the editor or publisher does not resolve your complaint about coverage or story treatment, you may contact the B.C. Press Council. Your written concern, with documentation, should be sent to B.C. Press Council, 201 Selby St., Nanaimo, B.C. V9R 2R2. For information, phone 888-687-2213 or go to www.bcpresscouncil.org.

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Is gas the enviro-villain of 2013? They’re well on the way to the Sierra Club, ForestEthics and stopping the expansion of oil Greenpeace muscled their way to exports to Asia. Now will B.C.’s the table. American branch-plant How they did so environmental machine became clear in early turn on natural gas? 2007. Behind these big A couple of weeks ago three eco-propaganda I described the dispute groups was a $60-million between the Haisla Nation war chest from an and the rest of the Coastal obscure outfit called First Nations group over Tides Canada. the pioneering of liquefied Another front group, as natural gas development it turns out. The actual on Haisla territory at source of the money was Kitimat. Powerful chiefs the William and Flora Tom Fletcher Hewlett Foundation, of the Heiltsuk, Gitga’at, B.C. Views Haida and others in the the David and Lucille so-called Great Bear Packard Foundation, the Rainforest oppose the Wilberforce Foundation, idea of kicking off a new LNG export the Gordon and Betty Moore industry without extending the Foundation and the Rockefeller hydro grid to support renewable Brothers Fund. power for the region. Most made their billions in LNG is shaping up as B.C.’s computers and software in largest-ever industrial project, if it San Francisco or Seattle. The gets built. And there are signs the Rockefellers were oil and banking American-directed environmental barons. They’ve funded campaigns attack is swinging to our gas boom. such as “Yellowstone to Yukon” and Some loud voices in the Canadian “boreal forest,” aimed at turning media insist no such U.S. influence nearly half of Canada into parks. exists, or that it is benign. They Some in B.C.’s major media mock federal Natural Resources have since grudgingly credited Minister Joe Oliver’s description of independent B.C. researcher Vivian “foreign radicals,” pretending this Krause with filling in the blanks. means everyone opposed to oil Starting in 2002, these pipelines. foundations began formally There weren’t many reporters organizing against Canadian fossil with me when I covered the fuel production. negotiations for the Great When the B.C. and Canadian Bear Rainforest in 2006. To the governments matched the Vancouver media it was just a big $60-million Great Bear Rainforest forest deal up in the middle of fund for “ecosystem-based” forest nowhere. Along with B.C. cabinet management, they didn’t realize minister Pat Bell, Coastal First they were reinforcing a blockade Nations and forest companies, against oil exports. Tides Canada

and its backers have continued to fund and create new protest groups, quoted without question by credulous B.C. media. Their argument against oil exports centres on the sexy but false premise that Alberta’s “tar sands” somehow uniquely threaten the global climate. Lately, as the size of B.C.’s gas development has become clearer, the protests have started to refocus. Now we hear dire claims about the decades-old technique of “fracking” in gas development, and previously obscure groups are suddenly springing up to protest gas projects. Hollywood is about to gas us with an anti-fracking movie starring Matt Damon. Previews suggest that Promised Land works the usual evil-greedy-capitalist themes, in the Avatar tradition. ForestEthics, Sierra Club and Greenpeace, meanwhile, are campaigning against their original forest preservation deal on B.C.’s Central and North Coast. Sustainable development solutions aren’t good for their business model. If people think a problem is solved, they stop sending money. Meanwhile, the U.S. is surging ahead with its own shale oil and gas boom. Plans are underway for LNG exports from the U.S. to Asia. I think 2013 would be a good year for Canada to start making its own decisions on energy development. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalnews.com tfletcher@blackpress.ca

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Spying on residents would set intrusive precedent Re: City of Victoria’s new ‘stormwater utility’ A City of Victoria engineer told councillors that residential property owners may eventually have their properties photographed from the air. Does the City of Victoria already have ‘sustainable stormwater drones’ ready to do the aerial spying on its own

residents’ private property? Inquiring minds demand to know the truth, as such intrusive surveillance of private property is clearly a tyrannical invasion of citizens’ privacy and private property rights. The inflationary tax burden on residential property owners in the city is already ‘unsustainable,’ to use their own lingo.

We already pay for so-called ‘stormwater’ on our annual inflated residential property tax bills. This new move to separate those revenues from property tax bills and have them designated as a new ‘utility’ is nothing more than a new tax grab dressed up in the suspect lingo of the ‘sustainability’ cult.

The next step from these geniuses will be to concoct a phoney ‘public consultation process’ using the Delphi technique to give some people the false impression that their ideas are being seriously considered by the bureaucrats and politicians who are pushing this unsustainable high tax nonsense.

This is just one more example of how the Globalists’ UN-just Agenda 21 planetary planning nightmare contributes to the impoverishment of Victorians. ‘Sustainability’ is nothing more than Globalist tyranny and should be resisted by all informed responsible citizens in Victoria. Gregory Hartnell Victoria

Readers respond: Stormwater utility, student brainstorming, armed school guards New utility a tax grab by City of Victoria With the implementation of a new stormwater utility fee (News, Dec. 21), it appears the City of Victoria is getting yet more inventive, and desperate, in ways to pry tax dollars from property owners. Now the city wants property owners to pay a ‘utility’ fee for having impermeable surfaces on their lots which direct rain water to storm drains. In their initial plans this was to include roofs, paved driveways, concrete walkways, etc. Now homeowners will pay a ‘standard rate’ based on the footprint of their house. In essence, we are to be charged for having a roof over our heads – most civilized cultures would see a roof as a necessity, not a tax revenue source! The city opines that statistically, all lots are essentially

the same, hence a standard fee will be applied. Not so. Lots differ in size, many have paved driveways or patios, some have no impermeable surfaces at all (except a roof). Apparently there will be an appeal process for those who feel the fee is onerous. I plan to appeal, as my lot is very small, there is only gravel and flower beds and no patios or paved driveways which send rainwater to the storm drains. I also have rain barrels, which appear to be good for some sort of rebate under this new scheme. What about the worst offenders in this scenario, the large shopping malls and other businesses with vast roofs and parking lots? Indications are that businesses will see their fees drop (The cost of rain, News, Nov. 7). At least the city is willing to mention the impermeable road surface on their properties.

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The city claims it will keep property tax increases to 3.5 per cent. Clearly it plans to increase utility fees as high as possible to make up for any related revenue decrease. Since 2008, my utility bills have increased by an absurd 11 per cent annually, far more than the prevailing inflation rate. This cannot continue unchecked. Roel Hurkens Victoria

Student ideas for city make perfect sense Re: City of Victoria looks to students for help on climate action As a Recreation and Health student with a keen interest in the environment, I think all these projects are amazing ideas for Victoria and they need to be implemented. It would be absolutely amazing to give people more reasons, and motivation, to live in apartment

buildings, to ride bikes instead of driving, and to spend a little more time outside and supporting local businesses. I think the benefits of these simple ideas would be astronomical, and widely used by the residents of Victoria. Sheena Brereton Victoria

More guns a bad idea, especially in schools I agree with Wayne LaPierre, vice-president of the U.S. National Rifle Association, who, in a statement in the wake of the shootings at a Connecticut school said, “call me crazy to put armed guards in schools.” Yes, he is definitely crazy, as are the many Americans who follow his philosophy. Remember the high-profile shooting case (April 1999) at Columbine High School in Colorado?

In that scenario, there actually was an armed guard on the scene who tried and failed to stop two students from killing more than a dozen of their classmates and one teacher. I was in the French army in the early 60s during the Algerian conflict with France, which was followed by the war against the FLN (Front de Libération Nationale). I know a great deal about guns. This is probably why I don’t own one. In Canada, I don’t see the need for one – it is definitely not necessary. More guns do not solve violence. On the contrary, having more guns promotes violence. Unfortunately, it seems that too many Americans love guns more than life itself. I am not against the American people, only the crazy ones like Monsieur LaPierre. Alors … Philippe Bures View Royal

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Kati Debretzeni, one of the most sought-after baroque violinists in Europe, comes to Victoria to lead the Victoria Baroque Players in works by Handel, Heinichen, Telemann and Vivaldi. The performance is on Jan. 12, at 8 p.m. at the Alix Goolden Hall, 907 Pandora Ave. Tickets available at rmts.bc.ca.

Lunch with Lieder The University of Victoria’s School of Music begins the new year with Lieder at Lunch and Around the Baltic Sea. Lieder at Lunch is on Wednesday, Jan. 9 at 12:30 p.m. It’s an exploration of the German Lied repertoire with Sharon and Harald Krebs. Two Views of Mignon: settings of Goethe’s Mignon poems by Robert Schumann and Hugo Wolf. Bring your lunch to enjoy with the music. Admission is free, the concert is in the MacLaurin B-Wing, Rm. B037. At 8 p.m. enjoy the Galiano Ensemble of Victoria with director Yariv Aloni, in Around The

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Dawnellda Gauthier, left, is one of four homeless people in Victoria featured in Krista Loughton’s documentary Us and Them. Loughton, right, is raising money to help finish the project.

When professional turns personal Documentary filmmaker raising money to finish film Kyle Wells News staff

When Krista Loughton set out to make a documentary on homelessness and the struggles of addiction she never imagined how personal the project would become. The film, entitled Us and Them, became so personal, in fact, Loughton had to set it aside for two years after filming before she could tackle the job of editing it. “I basically took a couple of years to just heal myself, to the place where I could actually go back to the footage,” Loughton said. “For a long time I’d try to work on the film and I’d just end up in tears.” Loughton and co-director and director of photography David Malysheff began shooting the documentary in 2006 from an idea Loughton came up with after meeting and becoming close with a number of former addicts when she lived in Vancouver. Through the help of Our Place Society founder Reverend Allen Tysick, the filmmakers met and started to document the lives of four homeless people in Victoria. From 2006 until 2010, the filmmakers followed their

lives as they struggled with happened. And that’s addiction, homelessness and documentary.” their attempts to heal. Ready to once again During this time Loughton approach the film, Loughton is became extremely close with trying to raise enough money her subjects and each became for post-production. The goal is a part of the others’ lives. to raise $25,000 by Friday, Jan. “There was a lot of good 4. She is hoping the generosity moments and depth and of many will be the key to insight into the lives of my raising the money. friends, as they became very Businesses are invited close to me over to donate larger this time period,” “For a long amounts to have Loughton said. “But their logos appear time I’d try to it wasn’t making on the credits. significant changes in work on the film After the film has their lives.” been finished and and I’d just end sold to a distributor, During filming one of the worst all profits will go up in tears.” imaginable situations - Krista Loughton back to service occurred: in providers for November 2009 the homeless in one of the subjects of the film Victoria. died. Stan Hunter died from “People are dying at an pancreatic cancer. His death alarming rate and they’re drove home to Loughton how suffering,” Loughton said. important her project had “That’s my intention, to show become and how much help (the audience) that and to the people she was following induce compassion for people needed. that are living on the street, so Through this and a that we can, as a community, confrontation with her own address the situation.” personal problems, Loughton By the News’ press time found herself becoming a on Friday, Dec. 28, more than subject in her own film. $7,200 had been raised. “My personal issues For more information and also became part of the to donate visit indiegogo.com/ plot,” Loughton said. “Not usandthem. on purpose, it’s just what kwells@goldstreamgazette.com


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Chamber Music Series – 2013 Led by Maestro Pablo Diemeck, the DieMahler Chamber Music Series begins Jan. 12 at St. Mary the Virgin church, 1701 Elgin Rd. in Oak Bay. Tickets, $25, are available at the door or from McPherson Box Office, Cadboro Bay Books, or Ivy's Book Store. Tickets for the entire series of six concerts may be purchased for $110, or $60 for three concerts of your choice. Special senior’s group discounts are available. The season begins with New Year’s Favourites, Diemecke leads the DieMahler String Quartet in this first concert in the quartet's 2013 Spring Chamber music series which features music by Strauss, Lehar and others. On Feb. 9, the concert Romantic Composersfeatures music from Beethoven, Mendelssohn and Brahms. For more information call the McPherson box office at 250-386-6121, email diemahler@shaw.ca or go to pablodiemecke. com.

Learn Scottish Country dancing Vancouver Island Scottish Country Dance Society presents a free open house on Jan. 8, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Victoria Full Gospel Fellowship Church Hall, 550 Obed Ave. Learn to dance and have fun. Enjoy a lively evening of Scottish Country dancing, no partner or experience necessary. Dress casually and wear soft-soled shoes. For more information call 250-598-0207 email viscds@shaw.ca or go to viscds.ca.

Singers audition new members The Crystal Singers invite new members to join for their Spring Season starting at 7:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 8 at St. Aidan’s Church, 3703 St. Aidan’s Street, Victoria. It is an auditioned women’s choir with an eclectic repertoire from classical to show tunes, folk to jazz. For more information, call 250-3600356.

Hear Moir at Solstice Cafe Vancouver-based musician Daniel Moir will be performing at Solstice Cafe, 529 Pandora Ave., Jan. 4. Victoria is the second stop in a multi-city tour of Western Canada and the U.S. that will take the young folk/rock songwriter from Alberta to Salt Lake City, Utah. Moir performs solo Jan. 4 at 7:30

p.m. Go to solsticecafe.ca for more information.

Jump, jive and wail Swans Brew Pub jumps into the new year with a lineup of blues, rock and funk bands. See House Cats sing the blues at 9 p.m. Jan. 2, the Tom Lang Band rocks Jan. 3 at 9 p.m., Backstage Betty plays

Jan. 4 at 9 p.m., the Groove Diggers get funky at 9 p.m. Jan. 5., The Moonshiners turn up bluegrass and folk at 8:30 p.m. Jan. 6, then jump jive and boogie with the Flying Saucers at 9 p.m. Jan. 7.

Get ready to head North Movie Monday sets the stage with the film that started it all, the

incredible Nanook Of The North, followed by Passage a National Film Board production, it’s a docudrama that tackles the first attempt to find the ill fated Franklin expedition. Admission is by donation at the Eric Martin Theatre at Jubilee Hospital, 1900-block Fort St. Go to moviemonday.ca or call 250-5953542 for more information.

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Premier Christy Clark, seen here speaking with Victoria Shipyards worker Mike Smith, will put her leadership and ability to win an election to the test this May.

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That said, 2013 will see the industry reach another benchmark in Victoria. The first of the Solsticeclass ships, Celebrity Solstice, will make port in the city May 14. The 315-metre ship, which will make subsequent stops on Thursday evenings through mid-September, has a capacity of 2,850 passengers and will be the largest vessel to make a regular stop here. For local cruise ship watchers, August will be the busiest month at Ogden Point, with 49 ships tying up, while the weekend of May 17 and 18 will see eight different ships – four per day – tie up at the James Bay docks. Other four-ship days on the schedule are June 7 and 27, Aug. 16 and 30 and Sept. 14. Visit victoriacruise.ca for a full schedule.

Slim majority welcome return of PST/GST The province returns to the provincial sales tax/goods and services tax system on April 1, after British Columbians voted 55 per cent in favour of extinguishing the harmonized sales tax during an August 2011 mail-in

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referendum. In Greater Victoria, 105,937 of registered voters returned their referendum packages; 1.6 million participated provincewide. Only one of the five electoral districts in the region, Oak Bay-Gordon Head – which happens to be the only Liberal-held riding – saw a majority vote to keep the 12 per cent HST. For the average consumer, some purchases will have both seven per cent PST and five per cent GST added to the total, while others have one or the other. For more information on the switch back, visit pstinbc.ca.

May 14 judgment day for B.C. Liberals B.C. residents will choose the party at the helm of the

province for the next four years on election day, May 14. While the proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline and net-zero labour contracts may prove to be top election issues, the big question remains: how many eligible voters will show up to the polls? Just under 51 per cent (1,651,567 voters) cast ballots in the 2009 provincial election. B.C. was the first province in Canada to establish fixed election dates – by law they are held the second Tuesday in May every four years. Candidates are slated to square off again May 9, 2017 and May 11, 2021.

Bridge area projects take shape in 2013 Not only is work to get

CHALLENGE PROGRAM Victoria School District’s Challenge Program is for intellectually gifted, creative and talented students. We welcome interested parents/guardians and students to attend a meeting on:

Monday, January 14, 2013 7:00 p.m. Esquimalt Secondary Auditorium APPLICATION DEADLINES MOUNT DOUGLAS & ESQUIMALT SCHOOLS February 1, 2013 (Part 1, Application Forms) February 4, 2013 (Part 2, Portfolio and Testing) APPLICATION FORMS For prospective candidates will be available at the meeting or can be picked up at: Esquimalt High School, 847 Colville Road or online at www.esquimalt.sd61.bc.ca – or – Mount Douglas Secondary, 3970 Gordon Head Road or online at www.mtdoug.sd61.bc.ca *PLEASE NOTE: This is a joint meeting hosted by both Esquimalt High School and Mount Douglas Secondary School. Applications for grade 9 classes are now being accepted at both schools.

started on the new Johnson Street Bridge in 2013, visitors to the area around the existing structure will see more development taking shape. The Union condominium project, behind Swan’s Hotel and Brew Pub, is well underway, while work is expected to begin this year on the refurbishment of the Janion building, directly across from Swan’s on Store Street. City council has yet to approve the major redevelopment proposed for the Northern Junk property across Johnson Street from the Janion. But if that green light comes early enough in 2013, passersby may notice some groundwork being laid onsite before year’s end. editor@vicnews.com

Bus driver assaulted on Boxing Day Boxing Day took on new meaning, when a passenger allegedly punched a bus driver in the head Dec. 26. After stopping the bus at Douglas Street and Boleskine Road last Wednesday, the 54-yearold driver was assisting a wheelchair-bound passenger exit through the front ramp when a 21-year-old man attempted to push through and leave through the same exit at the same time. Despite being asked to leave through the rear exit, the assailant again attempted to push his way past. The bus driver blocked his attempts and the young man struck him in the face. The bus driver and the assailant tumbled to the floor in the ensuing struggle. Pedestrians and bus passengers stopped the suspect and held him until Saanich police arrived. The bus driver was treated for minor injuries. reporter@vicnews.com

Abduction suspect hearing Thursday Kian Chong, the suspect behind an attempted kidnapping in Saanich last month, is scheduled for a bail hearing tomorrow (Jan. 3) in Victoria court. A 17-year-old girl avoided an attempted abduction on Dec. 3 on De Souza Place in Saanich. She escaped from a rental van after her 17-year-old friend intervened and confronted the man, who slashed her with a knife. The suspect drove off at high speed and abandoned the van. Chong was arrested that evening. editor@vicnews.com


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Donors emerging for local campaigns Salvation Army, United Way await final push for 2012 Brittany Lee News staff

Donations to help locals in need have rolled in, despite a slow start to the season of giving. A late push saw the Salvation Army’s annual Kettle Campaign hit the $170,000 mark by Friday. “This brings us pretty close to last year’s numbers, which is really good news, as (for) most of the campaign we were faced with a decrease in donations,” said Salvation Army spokesperson Kyla Ferns. The amount excluded money collected on Dec. 24, the final day of the campaign. Also to be added in are funds from the Salvation Army’s national online fundraiser fillthekettle.com, donations sent via text message, those made through a partnership with London Drugs and money from Black Press’ Pennies for Presents campaign. Those amounts are expected to bring the campaign closer to last year’s total of $220,000. The final count will be tallied by mid-January.

Funds raised from the Kettle Campaign support year-round programming for local adults and youth in need. Meanwhile, the United Way of Greater Victoria has also seen steady donations throughout its year-long fundraising campaign. As of Dec. 28, they were $500,000 short of their $6-million objective. With the same goal last year the United Way raised $5.8 million. This year, there is hope the goal will be met. “It’s been very steady and we’re hopeful that we’re going to make our goal,” said Janet Tudor, director of operations. “We’ve been working really hard and trying to get everything wrapped up, but we’re quite optimistic.” The final total for the campaign, which ended Dec. 31, are expected in mid-January. Donations to the local United Way help fund nearly 70 social service agencies in the Capital Region, including AIDS Vancouver Island, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Victoria, Our Place Society and the Victoria READ Society, among others. To learn more about the Salvation Army or to donate, visit salvationarmy.ca. For more information about the United Way, see uwgv.ca. reporter@vicnews.com

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MUNICIPAL APPOINTMENTS TO ADVISORY COMMITTEES AND COMMISSION Each year the municipality accepts applications from individuals interested in serving the community as a member of an Advisory Committee or Commission. Esquimalt Council will be considering applications for appointments in the following areas: • Arts, Culture and Special Events Advisory Committee (up to 3 vacancies) • Environmental Advisory Committee (1 vacancy) • Heritage Advisory Committee (1 vacancy) • Advisory Planning Commission Design Review Committee (up to 3 vacancies) Council will be considering applications from individuals who are residents of Esquimalt with knowledge or experience in the following: • Heritage conservation • Building access for persons with disabilities • Crime prevention through environmental design • Energy conservation • Environmentally sustainable building design and construction • Or another field relevant to urban design Youth interested in serving the community as a youth representative on one of Council’s Advisory Committees are also encouraged to apply. Esquimalt Council will be considering applications for appointments of youth representatives on the following Advisory Committees: • Arts, Culture and Special Events Advisory Committee (1 vacancy) • Environmental Advisory Committee (1 vacancy) • Heritage Advisory Committee (1 vacancy • Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee (1 vacancy) Youth representative appointments can be for either 6 month or 1 year terms and are full voting members of the Committee. The Advisory Planning Commission Bylaw and Terms of Reference for Advisory Committees are available on our website. Anyone interested in being considered for appointment to any Committee or Commission, is invited to submit an application form (available at www.esquimalt.ca or at the Municipal Hall) and a resumé listing professional and volunteer experience and interests, to Anja Nurvo, Manager of Corporate Services by 12:00 Noon, Monday, January 14, 2013. Applicants will be notified of interview date and time. Please contact Anja Nurvo, Manager of Corporate Services at 250-414-7135 or by email at anja.nurvo@esquimalt.ca for further information.

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Rivals on ice, coworkers off it Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League mid-season review

both get through the first round, we’ll meet in the semifinals,” said Johnston. Until then, the foursome says it’s not a big deal to work together. All of them were on shift two days prior to the Cougars’ 7-1 drubbing of the Braves on Travis Paterson Dec. 20. News staff “It’s a pretty good deal to work here, because we get our game days off,” As the junior B season progresses, Coulter said. things will likely get increasingly awkward “Around here we’re all buddies. If we between four employees at Kirby’s Source play the (Braves), and win, we try not to for Sports on Cloverdale Avenue. rub it in too much.” Brody Coulter, Mark Walton, Sam “When we play each other, it’s kind of Johnston and Sam McMullen all carry like playing your brother,” Johnston said. equal roles within the store. They stock “If anything it’s more fun – you compete shelves, sharpen skates, help customers harder.” and handle front desk sales. Naturally, the conversations at work But on the ice, they’re on opposing have their barriers. Injuries are the No. 1 sides of the league’s biggest rivalry. no-go zone, a place neither team wants Coulter captained the Victoria Cougars the other to know about, though it’s to within a goal of the Cyclone Taylor Cup blatantly obvious the Braves are hurting provincial championship right now. There were last year and is poised five midget affiliates in “When we play each to finish that mission the Braves lineup for other, it’s kind of like playing the 7-1 loss. with B.C.’s No. 1 ranked team. Walton is an “We hire these guys your brother. If anything assistant captain and is because we know they it’s more fun – you compete have a strong work ethic exploding offensively. Johnston and to get where they are harder.” McMullen are in their junior players,” said – Saanich Brave Sam Johnston as third years with the Kirby’s store manager on competing against fellow Braves and are part Sean Tackaberry, a Kirby’s Source for Sports of the team’s rise to Cougars alumni from 12 employees Brody Coulter and years ago. second place on the Island. They too have The re-aligned VIJHL Mark Walton in the VIJHL improved offensively, will feature a wildcard but also carry heavy game for the final defensive roles for their team. The Braves playoff spot. The last-place team from have cut themselves a clear position the North division will play the last-place above the rest of the league, but not quite team from the South division. on par with the Cougars. As of the holiday break, that meeting And that’s where the fun with these seems predetermined as the Kerry Park four begins. Islanders versus the Campbell River If the Cougars or Braves are to win the Storm. Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League The date is already set for Feb. 17. championship, they’ll have to go through This year’s VIJHL All-Star and prospects each other. games are Jan. 13 in Parksville, hosted by “It’s a divisional playoff format because the Oceanside Generals. of the expansion teams, so assuming we sports@vicnews.com

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Brody Coulter of the Victoria Cougars, left, and coworker Sam Johnston of the Saanich Braves, right, insist there is no bad blood working together at Kirby’s Source For Sports. They’ve also been playing against each other since minor hockey, Coulter with Juan de Fuca and Johnston with Peninsula.

Win or lose, Royals draw Travis Paterson/News staff

Kirby’s Source for Sports employees Mark Walton, left, and Brody Coulter of the Victoria Cougars work a regular shift with Sam Johnston and Sam McMullen, right, of the Saanich Braves.

There’s enough gimmes out there I figure even I can take a shot at one without missing. The Cougars winning the VIJHL trophy is one of them, though I wouldn’t count a healthy Braves roster out of it. As far as my Western League prognostications go, I’ve missed a lot more than I’ve hit with the Royals. This year I stepped out on a limb and predicted 40 wins and a first round playoff exit. Through 33 games the Royals (17-14-0-2) are on pace to win 37, a tad short. If so they’ll certainly make the playoffs, and likely the third place team, currently the Kelowna Rockets (23-10-1-1), for an even series. sports@vicnews.com


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Doug Saunders, left, Stew Young, Jr. and Jim Gordon put the NHL on notice that fans will strike if lockouts continue to cancel hockey.

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Avid hockey enthusiasts getting frustrated with situation Kyle Wells News staff

With the NHL season wasting away as players and management are locked into bargaining disputes, three West Shore fans have had enough. Dave Saunders, Stew Young, Jr. and Jim Gordon all play rec hockey on the West Shore and are all devoted NHL fans. Saunders and Gordon cheer for the Vancouver Canucks, while Young is a Colorado Avalanche fan. The trio are calling for a fan strike and asking fans to show their frustration by refusing to give the NHL any more money until the bickering over money can be laid to rest for good. “They’re fighting over money right in front of us and yet they forgot about us,” Young says. “We’re the biggest majority that makes up the NHL, the fans. Be nice to see that they respect our opinion and maybe ask us.” “Sports highlights are garbage right now,” Gordon adds, laughing. “Can’t even watch them. We just want to see the NHL get back to playing, but it just doesn’t seem like they’re going anywhere.”

The three say the tricklehalf-way point of the hockey down effect of the lockout is season, is set as the day boysomething the players and cotts should start if hockey management need to pay more hasn’t restarted by then. attention to. Everyone from “We’re saying ‘let’s come staff at hockey venues, to stores together,’” Young says. selling merchandise, “Tell us how to pubs that bring you’re going to “They’re in a lot of business make an impact to during the playoffs show the NHL that fighting over or pay-per-view they can’t do this.” money right in games are suffering. The three are front of us and yet also asking to “This is a tough, tough economy for included in they forgot about be everybody,” Saunthe negotiations us.” ders, a local busibetween the NHL nessman, says. “We and NHLPA as rep– Stew Young Jr. don’t need anything resentatives of the more to affect our fans. They have economy in a negative fashion. sent registered letters to NHL And it’s hurting the little guy – commissioner Gary Bettman the workers and the small busiand NHLPA executive director nesses.” Donald Fehr requesting incluSuggestions are to not buy sion. tickets or pay-per-view games “It’s our game. And withfor a while, if and when the seaout the fans they simply can’t son starts. fight or squabble about money In the meantime, the men because there is no money to suggest fans refrain from buying squabble about,” Saunders NHL merchandise. says. “The most important thing Fans are encouraged to come in business is your customer, up with their own ways to proand they’ve lost touch with test the lockout and Facebook that.” and Twitter accounts have Visit ‘The Fan on Strike’ Facestarted so fans can discuss book page for more informahow to proceed. tion. Jan. 26, 2013, the unofficial kwells@goldstreamgazette.com

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